Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Punjab Government Makes Sure People Are Safe Near Border

On Thursday Punjab has started evacuating nearly 1,000 villages in the eight border districts of Punjab after Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the LoC. The authorities are making arrangements for people who have been displaced. Residents of the villages are getting two options of either shifting to their relatives or stay at the camps set up in schools and community centers. Punjab government is making sure that villagers have least inconvenience and making sure they reach to safety ASAP.

"We were informed about the tactical strike on Thursday morning after which we started the evacuation process," Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal said. "The Union home secretary has informed us of the possibility of retaliation. We have activated the state disaster management committee."

Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal has directed the chief secretary and director general of police to ask the deputy commissioners (DCs) and senior superintendents of police (SSPs) to oversee the entire evacuation process in the six border districts of Ferozepur, Fazilka, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot.

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